Ross County 1 - 2 Inverness CT

Friendly Match
Saturday, July 28th, 2007, 3:00 PM at Victoria Park, Dingwall
Ross County Inverness CT

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Team Managers
Unknown. Charlie Christie

Starting Eleven


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Caley Thistle ended the pre-season with a 2-1 victory over second division Ross County at Victoria Park. County were the last opponents for Caley Thistle before next week's Premier League opener against Rangers.

Fielding what could very well be the opening day lineup (minus Ross Tokely who was suffering a slight back strain), Caley Thistle started brightly but it was County who had the better of the opening exchanges.

With 5 former County players in the opening lineup for ICT and two former ICT club captains in the County lineup it was sometimes hard to tell which team was in division 2 and which was the SPL side. County had 3 or 4 good chances before they took the lead in the 34th minute. A defensive blunder lett Barrowman in and despite the best efforts of Grant Munro to get back and clear it he could only watch as it deflected off him and into the net.

Caley Thistle should have equalised soon after but a Wyness effort was saved by Bullock and then McAllister hit the rebound over the bar. McAllister had another chance before the firt half ended but hit the post.

It took until the 69th minute for ICT to draw level. A Rankin corner dropped into the box and Grant Munro was there to strike it into the roof of the net.

In 72 minutes, it was a similar scenario but a different defender scoring. Rankin corner, into the box, McCaffrey hits it home from a tight angle to make it 2-1.

Team: Fraser, McCaffrey (Duncan 82), Trialist*, Munro, Hastings, Wilson (Sutherland 65), Hart (Cowie 46), McBain, Rankin (Black 76), Wyness, McAllister (Wood 80)

Subs: Ridgers, Morgan, Paatelainen
*Trialist was Giany Joinville

A full report is available on the official club site HERE